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SWEETWATER, TEXAS SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 13, 1930.
PLANE CRASH AT PECO
^■HARGES of negligent homicide have been filed here against John
V* Finch, truck driver, of Abilene, as a result of the automobile tragedy
near Roseoe Tuesday night in which Virgil White, Snyder, and Thelma
Hash, Roseoe, were killed.
Pinch was driver of the West Texas Transportation Company truck
into which White and four companions are said to have plowed while
driving at more than 65 miles an hour in a Chevrolet coupe. Death was
J iustantaneous to White and Miss
Rush and three others were sllglit-
■ ' A broken axle had caused Finch
park by the side of the road, he
(filil officers, and he was trying to
make repairs when the accident oc-
curred. Charges against him were
brought by Martin N. Koonsman,
hew, of the state highway patrol
f "• th's district.
,-ligent homicide conviction
heirs a maximum penalty of a
tic i year jail sentence and u
$2,it ’. Rue, local officers declared.
The charge was the second to be
filed as a result of the Hmashup.
Job -m liaker, driver of the Chcv-
fi'iet, was released under $1,000
h ill Wednesday on a charge of
Iriving while intoxicated.
J) ;te patrol officers declare that
f'Mifc was taking up two feet of
' e highway when (here was plenty
si rcorn for him to havo parked on
'll d rt shoulder off the pavement.
"Tiic fact that Finch had the
’’ itk lights burning and had a
‘foie, axle Is no excuse," they de-
Miiiy. ret. Hash, John Hash and
II in the car with White
•it'd ' hua Hash, have practically
arc.I from injuries sustained
A ’ '■ rash. Finch was unhurt,
i',,; ‘ ■ • >nto the ditch in time to
avjii ■».; ,g hit by the speeding
Keneth D. White and E. L. Rob-
erts, representatives of the firm of
Rankin and McAlpine, auditors,
Dallas, have arrived in Sweetwater
and are making an audit of the city
books. They began work Saturday.
Mr. White is in charge.
The audit is to cover the past
six months business, starting at
the close of business September
30, 1929, and including business
closing March 31, 1930,
This firm made the audit of the
city’s hooks several mouths ago.'
a b fo^
IS T0 OPEN
Delegates To District Sess-
ion Are Named In Sweet-
AUSTIN, April 12.(U.R)— The ro-
mance of a former Appelate court
judge and a supreme court steno-
grapher, broken only when blood
was spilled in Travis county’s most
spectacular killing, will he aired in
district court here Monday When
John W. Brady goes on trial for
his life on a charge of murder.
For the second time this year,
I Brady’s friends among office hold-
ers, university of Texas professors,
fellow club and lodge members
I and other prominent personages
j will testify to his rise and fall in
public and state witnesses will des-
j crlbe again how he killed Miss
I Lelia Hlghsmith, dimuntive steno-
grapher with a long bladed knife.
Bardy’s first trial in January and
February ended in a hung jury.
Only one juror saved the former
from a severe punishment.
Nine voted for the death penalty
and two fur life imprisonment.
mom aler L°s,‘w By Small
it; kin at Session Heltl
thlsnwood was awarded the
^’convention of the Mid-West
.as Educational Association Sat-1 judge
.day at Brady, winning overl
Sweetwater by a small majority in
tlie final vote, Stephenvtlle and
Ban Angelo were other contenders.
Sweetwater’s invitation was pre-j
seated to the convention by Coun-
ty Judge Charles Lewis, Will Scott,
county superintendent; J. J. Ingels |
and W. 11. Jobe, chairman of the Tiro Board of City Development
convention coinmitt;- of the Board jg )iave a directors meeting
of City Development. Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock, it
B. H. McLain, superintendent of j was announced last night at the of-
Sweetwater schools, was a speaker | flees of the organization. This
at the meeting and served on the
resolutions committee. About
Sweetwater teachers were in at- j Palmer Leeper president, is to
tendance. : preside and V. B. Carothers, Sweet-
C. H. Hofford of Coleman, was j water hanker, director of the Tex-
elected president of the nssocia-1 harm Bureau Cotton Associa-
tion and It. E. White, Ballinger, l*on’ *s to 6Penh-
was named first vice president.--
meeting was postponed from last
15! Monday evening.
Plans For Branch Office
Here Are Discussed
S. II. Nelson, Roseoe, was elect-
ed delegate, and J. A. Arnold, also
of Roseoe, was named as ills alter-
nate, Saturday in a county meet-
ing of t lie Texas Farm Bureau held
here to select representatives to
tlie district convention.
Nelson was uninstructed as to
whom he should support l'or dis-
trict director, a place now held by
Vernon R. Carothers, Sweetwater.
Two men will be nominated for
this place in the district meet. ,
At the same time the meeting
was held here, county conventions
were also in cession at Snyder,
Colorado, and Roby, county seats
of t,he other three counties in this
area. They were to choose dele-
gates to the district convention
here next Saturday.
An explanation of the new Texas
Cotton Co-operative Association
and plans for securing a branch of-
fice of it for Sweetwater were the
topics discussed in the meeting
here. Fuller discussions are to be
given at the district convention.
All members of this area were
urged by Mr. Carothers to sign
their cards ratifying the by-laws of
tlie new association. “This will bo
necessary before we can formally
change the name of the Texas
Farm Bureau to the Texas Cotton
Co-operative Association,” he de-
About 50 members attended the,
SPRING IS HERE
Downtown Shoppers Saturday
Hear Youthful Serenade
That spring is really spring was
proved Saturday night by 50 or
more shirt-sleeved hoys who sat on
the steps of the county courthouse
and gave an impromptu concert.
With “‘The Little Brown Church
in the Wildwood” as their strong
forte, the group entertained a small
crow for 20or 30 minutes before
disbanding into small serenading
INDUSTRIAL CENSUS REVEALS
BIG SWEETWATER PAYROLLS
Sweetwater's 250 manufacturing
and distributing concerns pay
$832,295 in salaries, $73,855 in rout,
$75,255 in interest, and have other
expenses totaling $635,420, accord-
ing to a partial report completed
by W. B. Thomas, enumerator for
the manufacturer and industrial
census. These are annual fig-
Mr . Thomas canvassed 296
Sweetwater firms, it is pointed out
in the report, of which 20 are class-
ed as manufacturing concerns and j
It's a Real Welcome, Too
G. S. Ray Fails In Suit To
Force Bus Operator To
Fay Alleged Damages
A verdict in favor of the de-
fendant was returned in district
276 are listed as distributing tom-1 oourt Saturday afterr/:n at 5:30 in
damage suit brought by
Inventories of 250 firms, as of
Dec. 31, are shown to he $2,108,035,
while sales are shown to aggregate
$8,601,440. These totals, it is said,
do not cover tlie inventory ami
stiles of cotton buyers.
“It is impossible for me to give a
correct report on the volume of
business done by the concerns can-
vassed,” Mr. Thomas declared, ex-
plaining that Some of the concerns
already had received report blanks
from the census department and
had mailed them to Washington. I
“There are about 35 bran' ll'
houses in Sweetwater, on wlv
business I have no report,’ ’he t Ti
tlnued, saying that the records are
kept at the home office, from which
the report will be made to forward
to the ceusiis bureau.
C. S. Ray against Lem Herrin,
owner or the Concho Coaches bus
The jury was out six hours in
reaching its decision, and the case
had been in process of trial for four
days. Ray alleged isjuries to liis
neck while riding on a bus owned
10 BE HFARO
John Busbee of Abilene is
Seeking Damages From
Humble Oil Co.
A $100,000 damage suit brought
by John Bitsbee, of Abilene, against
the Humble Oil and Refining com-
pany is scheduled for trial in 32nd
judicial court here tomorrow.
Court attaches expressed doubt
that the case would be heard since
attorneys of the Humble company
have not made known their readi-
ness for the trial.
Sheriff Jess Lambert and De-
puty Sheriff John Parks are named , , , , • , , ..
a, 'co-defendants in a portion of *lord Jamaica Ginger today sought
the suit which asks for $25,000. 'out defendants in Oklahoma.
Two cases of “Jake” paralysis,
the first reported in this imme-
diate vicinity, are being treated
in Sweetwater, it wa. learned Sat-
urday afternoon. Both the victims
are young men, 28 and 24 years of
age. Physicians expect them to re-
The young men were brought
here from their homes at Post
Thursday night and are being
carefully treated by Sweetwater
physicians. Their names'were not
Scores of cases of paralysis,
claimed to be caused by drinking
Janiacia Ginger, have been reported
in other portions of the Southwest
and in several instances, death lias
Nli —. Lctlia Trewit Is Deatl;
Mrs. William Turner
Expected to Die
PILOT IS LNIIRT
William Turner and Two
PECOS, April 12.0J.R)— One girl
was killed, a woman was probably
fatally injured and four other pas-
sengers were badly hurt late to-
day as a barnstorming plane crash-
ed at the Pecos airport just after
Miss Letha Trewlt, of Pecos, was
killed instantly while Mrs. William
Turner, of Pecos, sustained inter-
nal injuries which are expected to
William Turner, Pecos, suffered
internal injuries and both his legs
were broken. The two small Turner
children were badly shaken up
and one received a broken leg.
Jack Eckles, pilot, was the least
injured, having received minor
cuts and a broken nose.
The plane w’as one of the two
composing a flying circus which
was Taking up passengers. It was
about 100 feet above the field when
the motor stalled and it side-slip-
ped into the ground.
PROBE IS ASKED
The handclasp in this picture is | went to Mexico by airplane and as-;
a whole lot more sincere than it
looki. It shows J. E, Bristow, W , ,
Texas oil operator, being greeted j lease from bandits by the payment
by his son, Obie Bristow, who * of aproximately $1,500 fn gold.
in securing his fa'jher's re- ALBUQUERQUE, N. M„ April
Indictments Are Issued
OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok., April
12. (U.R) — United States Deputy
Marshals armed with federal in-
dictments naming 30 persons and
| firms charged with selling sub-stan-
MAZATLAN, Sinaloa, Mexico, April 12. (U.R)—J. K. Bristow was the
guest of Consul and Mrs. Edwin Schoenrich tonight at tlie American
Bristow has been resting since ho return. ! hero end' avotrlng to re-
gain some of tlie 40 pounds lost voile !:. v.cn. held -ipiiv.. He bad lit-
tle to eat besides beans and tortillas.
Bandits Reported Killed
MAZATLAN. Sinaloa, M«x„ April 12. (U.R)- V report was received
here today that the kidnapers of J. E. Bristow had been shut down by
federal soldiers last night, after they had released tlie Texan on ransom
earlier in tlie week.
12. (U.R)—Senator Sam Bratton of
New Mexico plans tonight to seek
a senatorial inquiry into the causes
of bus accidents. The Investiga-
tion is to be sought as a conse-
i science of a crash near here yes
i terda. in which lit persons were
! killed and ten injured wbeu a San-
| la Ft train struck a Pickwick Grey
i hound bus, he said.
Busbee was arrested here at the re-
quest of Humble officials and was
held for officers from Gray count)
Moslah Temple band to Arrive
At Noon for Afternoon Concert
Scholastic Census Shows Gains
In Nolan County, Though Rural
Population Has Moved To Town
Scholastic census figures for No-1 Sweetwater will havo 2,400 of this;
lan county, including Sweetwater, total, Roseoe 641, and 21 rural
showed an increase of approximate- j schools: a combined total of 1806.
ly 125 over the record for 1929
Saturday when preliminary returns
were checked by Miss Helen Davis,
assistant county superintendent.
This year's total will run slight-
ly in excess of 4,850, it was reveal-
ed, compared with 4,736 last year.
Nineteen Similiar Cases
Still To Be Heard
Four divorces were granted by
Judge Fritz R. Smith in 32nd judi-
cial district court during the past
•week, leaving 19 suits for separation
still to bo heard during the April
Divorces granted were: Ruth
Golden vs. Harley Golden: Mrs.
izona Hess vs. \V. D. Hess; Violet
W. Southworth vs. J. C. Southworth
and Estell Holland \ys. Gulden Hol-
Goes To Austin
Miss LaNelle Snell has gone to
Austin where she Is to spend se\'
eral days with relatives and
friends. She left Saturday morn
THE WEATHER *
West Texas—Cloudy; prob-
ably scattered showers In East
and North portions.
East Texas—Cloudy and unset-
Sunday, scattered showers In
[lying weather <Texns and Ok-
ipu Zone 9. Partly cloudy,
showers in northwest por-
Light to fresh southerly
except strong southwest
with gales in north portion
[,,000 feet. Fresh to strong
to Westerly winds aloft.
kohtw stcWlloD^s-fn ) go to itA
GONRft'fortt Pi $FlH OOt iCITH’ /'OOZZ-rT'U.
COOtUfYI DNO -To GET fiipj VO SO0
OF 'T'HG HEPiOPiCHE. GO OP
Q//p Greatest (jjomic Salesman
WILL APPEAR IN OUR NEW
BIG COLORED COMIC
• for him
On a fcash; of this census, $82,-
113.50 wilt be made available for
use in the county from the state
per capitu apportionment. Of this
amount Sweetwater will have $42,-
000, rural schools $28,896, and llos-
Twelve of the 21 rural districts
showed slight Increases and nine
had losses. Valley Creek made the
best gain, 18, and Goode had the
heaviest loss, 20. The 21 districts
combined, have three less schol-
astics than last year.
Losses in the districts may he
explained by many families moving
into Sweetwater or to other places
in search of work, it. was explained.
Figures for all districts except
Sweetwater are final.
Ssholastics for 1929 and 1930 in
the various districts are:
Upon tlie invitation of the Shrine j
: Nobility of Sweetwater, Moslah
Temple Shrine Band, under the dir- j
! potion of L. Cecil Meadows, will;
; arrive in Sweetwater Sunday morn-1
| ing for un afternoon concert un-:
der the auspices of the nobility of I
______ Sweetwater. All Sweetwater nobles
Bernice Beam and Margaret Rea, uro urged to be at tic Dine Bonnet
Sweetwater high school students. |Hotel at 12:30, wearing the fez. to
have been awarded second and | me visitors ;.nd < - r; them
third places respectively in a latin 11(' the roof for luncheon,
essay contest sponsored recently
in ail high schools of the state.
Announcement of their victories j
was mane Friday at Lubbock in a j
district Latin tournament attended
by six Sweetwater students and
Plum Creek ........... 44
Valley Creek ....... 39
Ada ................. 62
Stamper .............. 35
Weaver Springs ....... 11
Maryneal ............. ss
Summers .....»........ 17
Bitter Creek .......... 50
Blackwell ............ 322
Mesquite ............ 43
White Flat .......... 114
Goode ................ 78
Cottonwood ........... 32
Champion ............ ill
Divide ............... 274
Blaeklaml ............ 82
Hylton ............... 96
Brownlee ............ m
Wastella ............ 103
Barnett .............. 61
Rural Total ......... lsoii
Sweetwater ........ 2,400
Roseoe ............... on
Mrs. E. V. Glass, instructor. Miss |
This, is the fifth visit of tlie hand
to Sweetwater In the Iasi severs
years. The nit, menu 1 "in ■ ■. to h
offered free, is to lie at tlie City
Auditorium at 2:30 o’clock.
The baud on (his occasion v.ill
number over 50 pieces and will be
augmented by several members of
Beam was second in the first year j
division and Miss Rea third in the j the nobility Sweetwat 0 among
third year class. ^ | them being: W. it. Costephen
Subject of Miss Beam's e®sa>' | George Winters. Dr Ben McCo.'kl
was "Why 1 Like the Study of Lat- „ (. M;|m.u^ John Patterson. Har-
Claims Sentence Is Up
AUSTIN, April 11.—Hugh Cooper
who was given a two year senten-
ce In Trinity county on a charge of
cattle theft has filed an applica-
tion In the court of criminal appeals
here claiming that he Is being llle
gully kept overtime In the state
in,” and Miss Rea wrote on “A
Day in Rome with Cicero."
.it Lubbock tlie Sweetwater stu-
,1 |lt, . ! off first place in the
Latin poster contest and won hon-
orable mention in other contests.
El Paso and Amarillo were winners
of the tournament.
A luncheon, visits to the Texas
fccli buildings, a ride over Lub-
bock, and a Roman banquet given
Friday night were high points of
the meet ing.
Students from here who were in
attendance weia Miss Beam, Miss
Rea, Marguerite Browning, Edna
Sanger, Genevieve Rogers, and
Was Just Too
Much For Him
Mable Henderson, negro, weights
200 pounds. So Friday afternoon
when she jumped on J. H. Kirby,
of El Paso, in tlie Sweetwater rail-
road yards he was almost knocked
Kirby alleges t hat she took ad-
vantage of the situation to rob him
of $45 in bills, and Mable was con-
sequently lodged in tlie Nolan j
county jail Saturday.
Kirby had been 111 and was an j
piisv victim when the negro is said
to have jumped oI him from a
slight elevation while he was walk-
ing along the track. Ho is n repre-
sentative of tlie International Cor-
YOUNGSTOWN, O., April 12.IU.R) j
-The Titanic struggle to ratify
the billion-dcllar Youngstown sheet
and Tube-Bethlehem Steel merger,
has been successful but months
may elapse before tlie deal is con-
k Endin'? Soon
WASHINGTON, April 12.(U.P.) —
Great Britain’s struggle to maintain
undisputed mastery of the seas—
gained with defeat of the Spanish
Armada in 1588, formally will tie
Is Seen Here
Few Sweetwater people remain-
ed up last night to view the moon
in partial eclipse at about 11:25
o'clock. The eclipse lasted for about
one hour and was at its best at
about 11:55 o’clock.
Only a smal part of the southern
edge of the moon passed through
the earth’s shadow, but it was
This was said to have been the
only lunar phenomenon that is due
to occur this year which might he
seen by residents of Sweetwater.
WSfcVW* I. . jmj
reside !„ Wan Aneelo and An-nr "'"'A anr- ment To be sinned by
will also make the trip to Sweet-
water to play the concert.
This famous band and assisting
artists is growing larger and lar-
ger each year and in addition to
its many trips during tin ;>t*> >i*.
year has inaugurated a monthly
radio concert on the last Monday
night in each month over radio
union WPAT at 11 ^o’clock. Con
Britain. Japan and the United Stat-
Sweetwater Interests To
O11 Stamford Line
Lem Herrin, owner of Concho
Coaches, Inc., Monte E. Owen, sec-
retary of the Board of City Devel-
opment, G. D. Beall. Sweetwater at-
torney, are to leave Monday after-
noon for Wichita Falls where they
are to protest the discontinuance of
a bus service which is now in op-
rut ion between Sweetwater, Stam-
ford and Wichita Fulls.
The Southwest Couches. Inc., pur-
chasers of the Sweetwater-Stum-
ford-Wichlta Hulls run from Mr.
II. 1 riu, are seeking to have the
Texas Railroad Commission grant
0 permit for discontinuance of the
Sweetwater to Stamford run.
Tho Commission has designated
Tuesday ns the day for hearing the
application tor discontinuance.
The Sweetwater party is to join
Lelaud S. Howard, postmaster at
tral Standard time, which is known | j;,w.,s re-nominated for his
as the Arabian Night ( lull. position Friday in a list of appoint- ^ with representatives from Stam
3 here is to be a luncheon send t Petits sent by President Hoover for : lord, Hamlin, Rotan, Auson and
following the arival of tho baud 1 confirmation by the Senate. ether towns that are to be affect-
from San Angelo this morning and | \h. Howard is now completing ,,,| by tlie discontinuance,
prior to the band concert this afte; j ],j, SL.,.ond term in office. 1
noon. Tlie luncheon is to be he! i
at the Blue Bonnet Hotel.
Nollies firm Sweetwater met tlie
hand In San Angelo early this
morning and are escorting it to
Potentate Paul Rogers and sev-
eral members of Moslah Temple
Divan are among those making the
visit to Sweetwater .Among them
are F. Bert Walker, chief rab-
Imn and 11. Ward Collier, a«sd
ant recorder. Floyd li. Scott, chair
man of tlie Novice committee.
Charles 11, Kahn and Bill Mills a Is ■
of the Novice committee a>e also
to lie in the party.
A varied and entertaining prog-
ram lias been arranged for ptv
actuation by the band, at the con-
cert lliis afternoon. There will be
both classical and popular music on
the program as well as several
soloists. Tlie hand features several
of the outstanding bund men in the
29 mK-EE8 % JCr
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